Health & Environment

Dirty Needle Safety Tips

by Mary Wright, RN, Health Educator, North End Waterfront Health

Once again it has come to our attention that a number of used hypodermic needles have been found in a several locations in the North End. Here is a reminder about needle safety and the steps you should take if you see a need or get stuck by one.

What to do if you find a dirty needle:

  • Stop. Do not go further into the park.
  • Don’t touch the needle.
  • Tell an adult if you are a child.
  • Call 911.

If you are accidentally stuck by a dirty needle:

  • Wash the area.
  • Seek immediate medical attention.

One Reply to “Dirty Needle Safety Tips

  1. The parks should be cleaned! The City of Boston does have a “Parks & Recreation Department”. Not that the employees should have to deal with the dirty needles but at least they have gloves on.
    The North End is a disgrace with the drugs….Where are the police??

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